Mastercard Expands Benefits for Cardholders Focused on Wellness, Travel, and Lifestyle
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by Joshua Sophy
19h ago
Mastercard has announced an expansion of benefits for its cardholders through new partnerships with leading companies in health and wellness, travel, and lifestyle. These enhancements are designed to add value for both everyday consumers and small business owners. The credit card giant has teamed up with Alo Moves, Booking.com, HealthLock, Instacart Business, Lyft, MoviePass, and ResortPass to offer discounts and exclusive services that address key spending areas for its users. This move is part of Mastercard’s strategy to offer more than just financial services, by enriching its cardholders ..read more
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EBay and Collectors Announce Major Moves in Trading Card Industry
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by Joshua Sophy
19h ago
eBay Inc. and Collectors, the parent company of the well-known grading service PSA, have announced a partnership that wants to change how people buy, sell, and store trading cards. The deal includes eBay buying Goldin, a top auction house for collectibles, and PSA purchasing eBay’s vault service. This collaboration aims to make the trading card hobby easier and more enjoyable by streamlining the process of buying, selling, and grading cards. Both eBay and PSA are recognized for their innovative approaches to helping collectors and small business owners in the industry. Jamie Iannone, CEO of eB ..read more
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Stay Ahead With AI at Strategic Marketing West 2024
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by Joshua Sophy
2d ago
Imagine crunching massive data sets to predict customer behavior, personalize content in real time, and automate repetitive tasks. This is how AI is going to be revolutionizing marketing. Get ready for a marketing revolution at Strategic Marketing West 2024. By automating and optimizing ad placements and content delivery, AI ensures that marketing messages resonate with individual consumers like never before. With its ability to analyze vast datasets in real time, businesses can anticipate market trends and customer needs, unlocking strategic engagement opportunities. Moreover, AI-driven chatb ..read more
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Grow Your Small Business on a Budget with These Expert Tips
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by Annie Pilon
2d ago
Growing a small business doesn’t need to involve expensive marketing tools or major initiatives. There are many affordable ways to grow a business. Get budget-friendly tips and tricks from members of the online small business community below. Use These Budget-Friendly Tips to Run Effective PPC Advertising Campaigns PPC advertising is one of the most effective ways to grow a business online quickly. Though it does come with some extra costs, it doesn’t have to be expensive. Harry and Sally Vaishnav of Small Biz Viewpoints share budget-friendly tips here. Get Better Content Results on a Limited ..read more
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Grants Available to Help Businesses Struggling with Port of Baltimore Closures
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by Annie Pilon
2d ago
Major disasters like the recent collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore can have major implications for nearby businesses. This leaves communities to find ways to help businesses through difficult periods so they’re still in operation once conditions return to normal. Two such programs recently launched in Baltimore. Read about them and other current small business grants below. Port of Baltimore Worker Retention Program and Emergency Business Assistance Program Businesses that are struggling to retain employees due to the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore may ..read more
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In the News: Don’t Miss Your Chance for a $100,000 Grant
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by Joshua Sophy
3d ago
While monetary grants provide badly needed help for small businesses, they can also benefit from grants that offer more than just monetary support. By accessing grants that include technology upgrades, businesses can modernize their operations to stay competitive. Marketing support and media opportunities can increase visibility and attract new customers. Additionally, coaching and educational resources provided by these grants can enhance business acumen and strategic planning. These comprehensive grants allow small businesses to grow, enhancing every facet of their operations. So next time y ..read more
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40 Essential Website Statistics
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by Samson Haileyesus
4d ago
Understanding website statistics is extremely important for businesses and individuals to succeed in today’s cutthroat business environment. These statistics offer insights into user behavior, design effectiveness, and much more. In this article, we will take a look at 40 essential website statistics, covering a wide range of topics from traffic trends to design principles. Understanding Website Stats In the vast expanse of the internet, there exist approximately 1.13 billion websites. However, it’s essential to note that only a fraction of these are actively maintained and visited, with 82% b ..read more
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Pennsylvania Insurance Business Owner Found Guilty of Tax Evasion
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by Small Business Editor
4d ago
A federal jury today convicted Brandon Aumiller, owner of Brandon Aumiller & Associates, an insurance sales business based in Milroy, Pennsylvania, on charges of tax evasion. The jury found Aumiller guilty of failing to pay substantial amounts in personal and business taxes, following a scheme that spanned several years. According to evidence presented at trial, Aumiller filed personal income tax returns for 2007 and from 2009 through 2011, revealing he owed approximately $82,311 in taxes. Additionally, his business’s employment tax returns indicated about $24,882 owed for parts of 2013 a ..read more
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IRS Warns Small Businesses of COVID Tax Credit Scam
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by Shawn Hessinger
4d ago
If a telemarketer tells you, the Internal Revenue Service owes your small business thousands. Watch out! You may find it too good to be true. The IRS says companies contact small businesses telling them to apply for something called the Employee Retention Tax Credit. “Scammers and unscrupulous promoters continue to run aggressive broadcast advertising, direct mail solicitations and online promotions for the credit,” the IRS warned in a memo last year. “Many of these ads wildly misrepresent and exaggerate who can qualify for the ERC, which is sometimes also called ERTC or the Employee Retention ..read more
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Sales Contest Ideas
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by Lisa Price
4d ago
Sales leaders can motivate their sales teams by regularly incorporating contests for both individuals and teams. However, sales leaders face the challenge of coming up with innovative sales contest ideas that will motivate their sales teams and enhance their performance. So, we’ve made that easy by developing a list of 35 sales contest ideas. 35 Contest Ideas to Motivate Your Team Coming up with fresh and effective sales contest ideas is crucial for energizing sales teams. In our list of sales contest ideas below, we’ve developed five general categories and included contest ideas for each cate ..read more
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